Dovonex Scalp

Dovonex Scalp Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Dovonex (calcipotriene solution) Scalp Solution, 0.005% is a synthetic topical form of vitamin D used to treat plaque psoriasis (psoriasis with scaly patches). This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include burning, stinging, tingling, rash, dry skin, or irritation at the application site.

Comb the hair to remove scaly debris and after suitably parting, apply a dose of Dovonex Scalp Solution, 0.005%, twice daily, only to the lesions, and rub in gently and completely, taking care to prevent the solution spreading onto the forehead. Dovonex may interact with other topical medicines, or harsh, abrasive, or irritating cleansers, perfumes, or cosmetics on the area you are treating. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Dovonex should be used only if prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Dovonex (calcipotriene solution) Scalp Solution, 0.005% Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Dovonex Scalp in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using calcipotriene topical and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • severe burning, stinging, or irritation after using this medication;
  • worsening of your skin condition; or
  • nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, constipation, increased thirst or urination, muscle pain or weakness, joint pain, confusion, and feeling tired or restless.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • mild skin redness;
  • dry or peeling skin; or
  • mild rash or itching.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Dovonex Scalp (Calcipotriene Solution) »

What is Patient Information Overview?

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Dovonex Scalp Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects

SIDE EFFECTS: Burning, stinging, tingling, rash, dry skin, or irritation at the application site may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: skin thinning/discoloration, stretch marks, "hair bumps" (folliculitis), unusual tiredness, mental/mood changes, unexplained constipation.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Read the entire patient information overview for Dovonex Scalp (Calcipotriene Solution)»

What is Prescribing information?

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Dovonex Scalp FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)

SIDE EFFECTS

In controlled clinical trials, the most frequent adverse reactions reported to be related to Dovonex® (calcipotriene solution) Scalp Solution, 0.005%, use were transient burning, stinging and tingling, which occurred in approximately 23% of patients. Rash was reported in about 11% of patients. Dry skin, irritation and worsening of psoriasis were reported in 1-5% of patients. Skin atrophy, hyperpigmentation, hypercalcemia, and folliculitis were not observed in these studies, but cannot be excluded.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Dovonex Scalp (Calcipotriene Solution) »

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Dovonex Scalp - User Reviews

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You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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